Hello, fellow tea drinkers!
Apologies for being away from my Tea Journal; I had a lot going on, from travel to moving house, etc. But now that I am settled, it is great to be back and to be sharing all things tea with you again.
Through these busy times when life gets a little too crazy, my Matchas Morsel Milkshake helps me get through the day and keeps me focused. So, I thought this easy recipe was a must to share. When I say "Milkshake" I don't really mean milkshake, there is no ice cream, or other naughty indulgences added, you will need almond milk, and you do need to shake it. I like to think of it as a healthy morning beverage that helps kick start your day!
Matcha has lots of wonderful benefits, it contains higher antioxidants than blueberries, helps boost your metabolism and it's going to give you long lasting energy over a three to six hour period but at the same time keep you feeling calm. Great before a gym workout!
Matcha is an excellent choice for those of you who want to try giving up coffee or find a substitute, so I would highly recommend giving Matcha a try. You are still receiving an intense flavour and caffeine hit; the difference is tea releases caffeine at a slower rate over a longer period without feeling jittery or crashing after about an hour, and it's lighter on the stomach.
For this recipe, I like to use organic almond milk and have discovered a new brand called “Inside Out” and I can’t tell you how addicted I am to it. It has NO added sugar, is gluten free; there are absolutely no nasties and has great taste, the best almond milk I have had by far. By all means, you can use whatever milk substitute you prefer. The only thing I would like to point out is, if you are going to use cows milk, just keep in mind that the calcium found in cows milk will counteract the absorption of nutrients found in Matcha, so I would recommend almond, coconut or soy milk.
I always use my TeaTank when making my shake (500ml). TeaTank is super handy I would be lost without mine, you don’t have to fuss around, you can brew and sip from the one vessel. The only exception when I don't use my TeaTank is if I am making it for guests, then I make it in a plunger.
- 150ml 80 degree water
- 1 teaspoon Matchas Morsel
- 350ml almond milk
- 1 teaspoon of honey or to your liking
- Boil fresh filtered or bottled water
- Pour into your vessel and let it cool down for 5 mins
- Add Mathca and give a stir
- Add honey
- Add ice cubes
- Pour in almond milk
- Place lid on and give it a good shake so it gets frothy
You can also have fun with this and add chia seeds or some of your favourite muesli for some added crunch!
Love Mel x